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Carter Center empowers rural women

Chief of Party Pewee Flomoku handling cash to rural women

The chief of party for Carter Center Liberia, Mr. Pewee Flomoku, has challenged Liberian rural women to unite and stand up against rape and other forms of sexual violence.

Mr. Flomoku says women are the strength of any nation, so they deserve respect and protection. He says Carter Center is in Liberia to access justice for all Liberians, and urged rural women to report all forms of sexual violence and rape in their communities.

Mr. Flomoku spoke over the weekend during a visit in Gboa Buanplay and Zontuo Town, District# 7, Nimba County where he gave US$250 to each of the rural woman. The women totaling 68 were trained by the Justice and Peace Commission in Nimba and they subsequently organized themselves into groups that are involved in agriculture, producing crops such as eddoes. They  ecounted some support received from the Carter Center and the Justice and Peace Commission.

According to them, the presence of the two NGOs in their communities has brought pride to them as rural women. The chairlady for the group, Madam Alice Duo, thanked both institutions for the training and access to justice they continue to provide for them.

By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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